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Discriminating Between True and False Intentions: Questions to Pose and Cues to Use

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Title: Discriminating Between True and False Intentions: Questions to Pose and Cues to Use
Authors: Sooniste, Tuule
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Sooniste, T., Granhag, P. A., Knieps, M., & Vrij, A. (2013). True and false intentions: Asking about the past to detect lies about the future. Psychology, Crime & Law, 19, 673-685.

II. Sooniste, T., Granhag, P. A., Strömwall, L. A., & Vrij, A. (2014). Discriminating between true and false intent among small cells of suspects. Legal and Criminological Psychology. Advance online publication.

III. Sooniste, T., Granhag, P. A., Strömwall, L. A., & Vrij, A. (2015). Statements about true and false intentions: Using the Cognitive Interview to magnify the differences. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication.

Date of Defence: 2015-06-17
Disputation: Onsdagen den 17 juni 2015, kl 10.00, F1, Psykologiska Institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Deception detection
True and false intentions
Strategic interviewing
Unanticipated questions
Abstract: In many legal and intelligence settings it is necessary to evaluate whether a stated intention is true or false. This thesis proposes that use of strategic interviewing may successfully elicit cues that allow interviewers to discriminate between true and false intentions. In this thesis the unanticipated questions approach – a form of strategic interviewing – is examined. Study I examines the differences between lying and truth-telling suspects’ answers to questions about their intentions, and ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9460-3
ISSN: 1101-718X
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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